The Section on Transport Medicine accepts abstracts related to any aspect of neonatal and/or pediatric transport medicine. Abstracts will be accepted for podium (oral) presentations as well as poster presentations. Abstracts submitted may be considered for either format at the discretion of the Abstract Review Committee. Poster presenters may be given the opportunity to discuss their abstracts in a brief oral presentation. The Section will consider original research, quality improvement initiatives, and/or case reports. Priority will be given to submissions that feature new findings that may lead to changes in practice and improvements in patient care.
Awards with cash prizes are available for the best abstracts presented during the program in three categories including the C. Robert Chambliss, MD best paper award, best in-training paper award, and allied health professional best paper award. Guidelines can be found on the Section website at www.aap.org/sections/transmed
. Submission will not preclude future submission for journal publication, nor does prior publication disqualify submission. However, priority will be given to papers not previously published or presented.
The Section will consider original research, quality improvement initiatives, and/or case reports. Priority will be given to submissions that feature new findings that may lead to changes in practice and improvements in patient care.
The Section on Transport Medicine will also offer MOC Part IV credit for qualified accepted abstracts. For additional details, see the information below:
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS AND MOC PART 4 ELIGIBILITY
- This year, we will be accepting abstracts describing quality improvement projects. These abstracts may be eligible
for free MOC Part 4 credit through the AAP’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Portfolio.
- Please describe the following in your abstract submission. These items MUST be included on the poster or slide presentation in order to be eligible for MOC credit:
- The specific aim of the quality improvement project that describes the target population, desired numerical improvement, and timeframe for achieving the improvement
- The process for improvement (eg, QI methodology utilized, how the intervention was implemented, how tests of change were used to modify interventions, who was involved, etc)
- Graphical display of data: a minimum of baseline and 2 follow-up measurements
- A discussion of the degree to which the aim was achieved
- Factors that affected success
- Next steps for the QI project
- To submit an abstract describing a QI project, select the “QI Project” radio button as part of your abstract submission.
- If accepted into the H program, you will be contacted by AAP Division of Quality/MOC Portfolio staff with further information about MOC eligibility.
- Note: authors can still submit a QI project abstract even if not interested in MOC credit. Abstracts may still be accepted into the program even if they do not follow the MOC guidelines. These, however, will not be eligible for MOC credit.
- Poster/oral presentations describing projects already approved for MOC Part 4 credit are not eligible for additional credit.
- Additional details are available here: www.aap.org/mocabstracts
Abstract Chairperson for 2018: Dr. Michael H. Stroud
Program Chairperson for 2018: Dr. Robert G. Holcomb
If you created an account in a different program, you may use the same username and access key. If this is your first time submitting, please create a new account.